Jisho

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6 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
Variants:
dirty, pollute, disgrace, rape, defile
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
908 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 汚水 【オスイ】 filthy water, sewage
  • 汚職 【オショク】 corruption
  • 貪汚 【タンオ】 greed, corruption

Kun reading compounds

  • 汚す 【よごす】 to pollute, to contaminate, to soil, to make dirty, to stain, to disgrace, to dishonour, to dishonor, to defile
  • 汚れる 【けがれる】 to be violated, to be corrupted, to be polluted, to be stained
  • 汚らわしい 【けがらわしい】 filthy, unfair, dirty, untouchable, disgusting, nasty, foul, odious, repulsive
  • 汚らわしい身形 【けがらわしいみなり】 dirty getup (appearance)
  • 汚す 【よごす】 to pollute, to contaminate, to soil, to make dirty, to stain, to disgrace, to dishonour, to dishonor, to defile
  • 汚れる 【よごれる】 to get dirty, to become dirty, to become sullied, to become corrupted, to lose one's chastity
  • 汚い 【きたない】 dirty, filthy, foul, unclean, disordered, messy, untidy, poor (e.g. handwriting), indecent (language, etc.), dirty, vulgar, coarse, dastardly, mean, base, underhanded, stingy, greedy
  • 汚い手を使う 【きたないてをつかう】 to play a dirty trick, to use underhanded methods, to hit below the belt, to play false

Readings

Chinese:
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Korean:
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Spanish

  • sucio
  • manchado
  • manchar
  • deshonrar
  • ensuciar
  • difamar
  • obsceno
  • ensuciarse

Portuguese

  • sujo
  • poluir
  • desgraça
  • estupro
  • sujar

French

  • sale
  • polluer
  • disgrâce
  • profaner
  • souiller
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